Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrates her 40th birthday tomorrow, 19 August 2013. Her anniversary was marked today with an outdoor church service in Dronningparken ("The Queen's Park"), which is a part of the Palace Park in Oslo.
In attendance were among others King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus, Marius Borg Høiby, Princess Märtha Louise, Ari Behn, Maud Angelica Behn, Leah Isadora Behn, Emma Tallulah Behn and even the Crown Princely dog, Milly Kakao as well as one of her puppies born earlier this year.
Other family members and representatives of various organisations the Crown Princess is involved in were also present. Bishop emeritus Gunnar Stålsett conducted the service. Ever since 2001, the year the then Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby married Crown Prince Haakon, she has marked her birthday by inviting family and friends to a church service in the Palace Chapel, but this year the service was moved outdoors.
See more details as well as photos at VG.no and VL.no.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit's birthday tomorrow will be celebrated privately.